North America's premiere hockey academy

The Pursuit of Excellence Program is committed to developing a 360 degree player. Our success is seen through the quality and number of players that have moved on to the NHL, WHL, Junior and College levels.

Our Facility

A 27,000 sq ft training facility, divided into four areas, specifically designed to provide players with all the equipment they need to develop, practice and hone their skills.

Our Program

Our results speak for themselves. With alumni in the NHL, WHL, College and Junior levels, we prides ourselves on preparing players physically, mentally and emotionally to excel at the next level

Our Success

We have a proven record of success at developing players and moving them on to the next level. See what our players have accomplished and where they are playing now!

Our Camps

Power Skating, Showcases and Hockey Skills Camps throughout the year can be found here!

Latest News


9 Players Taken In Annual WHL Draft

June 1, 2014

The Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna, B.C would like to congratulate the Read More


May 21, 2014

Duhaime becomes the second POE player to sign an NAHL tender agreement. FOR IMMEDIATE Read More

The Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy announces Matt Hughes as new Head Coach for U18 Prep. 

Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy is pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Hughes as Head Coach of the U18 Midget Prep Team. Matt will be assuming the coach and manager responsibilities for the Midget U18 Prep team. Matt will also be responsible to help develop and grow the Midget program.

Glen Naka, Director of Hockey for The Pursuit of Excellence stated:

“We are very happy to have a quality individual like Matt join the POE family. He is a team player with a proven track record of GM and coaching experience at the junior level. Matt’s passion for helping and developing young players fits the Pursuit Academy model of building the 360 degree player.”

Matt Hughes brings an extensive background as a Coach and General Manager at the Junior level. He was Head Coach of Grande Prairie Storm AJHL 2013-2014; Assistant Coach Grand Prairie Storm AJHL 2012-2014; Associate Coach and Assistant GM Dawson Creek Rage, NAHL 2010-2012; Head Coach and Assistant GM Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2009- 2010; Associate Coach and Assistant General Manager Salmon Arm Silverbacks  2007-2009; Assistant Coach and Video Coach Team Pacific 2008-2009.

The Pursuit of Excellence would also like to thank previous coach Ryan Wade for his contributions over the past 3 years and wish him and his family all the best in their future endeavours.

The Pursuit of Excellence is Hockey Academy dedicated to the individual growth and development of each student athlete. The goal of The Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy is to develop and graduate the 360 degree player who excels both on and off the ice. The POE has had 50 players drafted in the annual WHL Bantam draft and over 300 graduates who have played Junior, WHL, NCAA ,CIS or professional Hockey in the NHL, AHL or European Leagues.

For further information please contact Glen Naka @ 250.859.2692

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"In the 2005/06 year as a 15 year old, I attended the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy. While attending the Pursuit Academy, I became a stronger person, a better skater, stronger in academics, and learned life skills. During that year I also played on the BC Outback (a Senior AAA Women's team). Throughout that year... Read more

Pursuit of Excellence is a hockey academy based in Kelowna, B.C., Canada. Ran by head coach, David Roy, Pursuit of Excellence is a hockey school that is focused on developing excellent hockey players.